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Pulwama attack aftermath

Pulwama attack aftermath

The attack carried out by a suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group, who rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a bus on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Lethpora in south Kashmir is the bloodiest in J&K’s nearly three decade old militancy. The attack has attracted global condemnation and from UN to US, Pakistan to China, almost […]

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Stop hate mongering

Stop hate mongering

Almost all wars, both international as well as internationalized internal wars or civil wars, point towards the complicity of international actors in fueling and sustaining these conflicts, sometimes for political and strategic reasons, but most of the time for pure economic interests. Be it the transnational arms dealers or the multinational business corporations or for […]

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Ask them ‘why’

Ask them ‘why’

With elections round the corner, though a formal notification is yet to come about, people are getting to see a completely different behaviour among the political class here. They are once again seeking support in lieu of moon and stars they promise to the electorate. While some are seeking votes by being self-congratulatory about their […]

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Hollow claims mean nothing

Hollow claims mean nothing

With continued closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, so many problems are staring Valley in the face. Though the administration claims that there is not much shortage of essentials here, but the situation on the ground is belying such assertions. Fact of the matter is that Valley is facing acute shortage of almost everything, including […]

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Two more shutdowns!

Two more shutdowns!

One again the strikes and shutdowns are back. After having observed shutdown on February 09 and 11, now the people have been told to sit home for two more day – on February 13 and 14. Obviously this latest call for shutdown has not gone down well with the people here. And rightly so! Social […]

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Changing mindsets

Changing mindsets

In February 2011, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informed the Parliament that his government was working to provide 50,000-100,000 jobs to the youths of troubled Kashmir, which “would change their mental makeup and mindset”. Obviously he was referring to the preceding summer (2010) of unrest in Kashmir Valley, involving stone-pelting, which had led to a […]

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Tame them now

Tame them now

For the past over a month now, owing to wet weather, Srinagar-Jammu national highway has rarely remained open. So the greedy and the unscrupulous are having a field day because Valley has been facing shortage of almost everything including fuel. The traders in the Valley are always waiting for such opportunities – closure of the […]

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Policy reform

Policy reform

Subjectivities that define and determine ‘good’ and ‘bad’ differently for different people are very much there defining almost everything prefixed or suffixed by these adjectives. No wonder everything labeled as good or bad automatically becomes the focus of debate and controversy. Having said this, it doesn’t mean that these adjectives are good-for-nothing per se, that […]

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Uncalled for controversy

Uncalled for controversy

Governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement that Mehbooba Mufti shouldn’t be taken seriously “as her party was breaking up and she was making comments against the government forces and India’s political system to save her party”, was strongly flayed by not only the PDP but former chief minister and NC Vice President, Omar Abdullah too. Governor’s […]

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Why this bias?

Why this bias?

During feudal ages a “man’s home was his castle”. He could do whatever he wished to anyone who might trespass on his property, as the belief was that property ownership accorded full and complete rights of possession. However, the industrial revolution brought about changes not only in the general behavioural patterns of people but the […]

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